LAS VEGAS — A year ago this month, holding his son Bronze, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes spoke candidly with family members backstage after appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
“Got the real challenge coming this offseason,” Mahomes said, as shown on Netflix’s “Quarterback” series. “Thought winning the Super Bowl was hard. Two of these bad boys ... “
If only he knew what awaited next.
The Chiefs went through hell and back this season, faced with self-inflicted mistakes and personal demons. They made their way through Buffalo and Baltimore in hostile road environments during the playoffs, then found themselves down double digits in Super Bowl LVIII.
They rose above it all ... and are Super Bowl champions again.
Mahomes led KC on an overtime, game-winning touchdown drive, throwing to Mecole Hardman for a three-yard score as KC rallied for a 25-22 overtime victory in Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday afternoon at Allegiant Stadium.
The Chiefs are the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the New England Patriots in 2003-04.
San Francisco opened overtime with a field goal, before Mahomes marched the Chiefs on a legacy-defining drive.
On fourth-and-1 for the game, he ran for eight. Facing a blitz, he stood in the pocket on third-and-6 and found Rashee Rice for 13.
He added another scramble for 19 yards, then sealed it when the Chiefs — once again — with“Corn Dog Shuttle,” using the play to help win a second straight Super Bowl.
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